Since 1917, Lloyd Flanders has been producing the original “outdoor wicker” on the patented Lloyd Loom. The Lloyd “loomed” product has a horizontal weave that is structured with twisted cellulose strands dipped in glue to prevent unraveling and each vertical strand is reinforced with aluminum wire for extra strength and resilience. Following the weaving process, each frame is submerged in a resin emulsion and heated, forming a flexible coating which protects against moisture. The wicker is then contoured over a sturdy aluminum frame and painted with Lloyd’s special “Durium” finish providing a product that will last for many years. Ellenburgs recommends using the Lloyd loomed product in outdoor areas that have overhead coverings.
The Lloyd SunLoom vinyl series is a product that can be used in any outdoor area–covered or not. Lloyd Flanders SunLoom vinyl is constructed with 100% virgin vinyl on all aluminum framing. Each piece is also reinforced with nylon cording to create superior strength and durability. UV inhibitors are added to prevent excessive fading.